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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pét 54VII

David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 54’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 844.

Anonymous PoemsPétrsdrápa

text and translation

Énéas lofi launar
lasta brjót á móti
reistr af kör og Kristum
kátr trúliga játar.
Gladdiz lýðr í Lidda
leystr af villu geystri;
Pétro virðing veitir
víð borg þessi síðan.

Énéas, reistr af kör, launar {brjót lasta} lofi á móti og játar kátr trúliga Kristum. Lýðr í Lidda, leystr af geystri villu, gladdiz; víð borg þessi veitir virðing Pétro síðan.
‘Eneas, raised from his sickbed, pays the breaker of sins [APOSTLE] with praise in return, and, joyful, faithfully acknowledges Christ. The people in Lydda, freed from headlong error, rejoiced; this spacious city pays honour to Peter thereafter.

notes and context

Cf. Acts IX.32-5; Pétr 40/2-9; [Pseudo-] Peter Comestor, Historia actuum apostolorum, ch. 45, col. 1674A-D.


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 54: AII, 508, BII, 557-8, Skald II, 305; Kahle 1898, 90; Konráð Gíslason 1860, 557.


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